13. Weber County, UT
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Towns include: North Ogden
Job growth (2010-2012): 10.3%

Weber County's full of farmland, but it's growing industry, not just produce. Condiment-maker Southern Classic Food Group is building a new manufacturing facility for 50 employees in Business Depot Ogden, a business and industrial park, according to Douglas Larsen, Economic Development Director for the county.

Quality Bicycle Products invested $5 million in a distribution center and added 100 jobs, according to Larsen. Barnes Aerospace expanded into the county, creating 474 new full-time jobs.

The service sector is strong too. Home Depot has trained 480 new people for its national customer service and sales center in Ogden and expects to create 691 jobs by 2015, with nearly 200 paying 125% of the average county wage, according to Larsen.

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Source: Census data, Onboard Informatics projection. Only counties where each Best Place within it was also experiencing job and population growth, and where unemployment was below the national average, were considered. No more than 2 counties within a state could qualify.
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